Articles tagged with: peripheral neuropathy in people with HIV

The waiting room

published: March, 28, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // General Health, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with another in a series of look-ins at the busy downtown Positive Care outpatient clinic he attends.

The waiting room

If ever there was proof that we HIVers are a diverse bunch, it was right there in the waiting room of my Positive Care clinic last week. I’m always curious to see who is there. Inevitably I wonder just how they got to be sharing this odd place with me, and what their presence says about the nature of the epidemic in 2013, at least through the lens of the waiting room of an inner city outpatient care clinic like this one. I’m here for my regular quarterly check-up.  It's usually all a bi

Our Series on Neuropathy – Part Three

published: May, 26, 2012 Categories // Health, Treatment, Living with HIV

Guest writer and neuropathy expert Dave R. on “How Neuropathy Is Currently Treated.”

Our Series on Neuropathy – Part Three

It is probably best to be brutally honest here: neuropathy is essentially nerve damage and as of writing, there is no cure for nerve damage and nerves where the cells are dead cannot be repaired. Anyone who claims to be able to "cure" your neuropathy is exaggerating at best! That said, many of the worst aspects of neuropathy, and that means the symptoms, can be helped or alleviated, so that life becomes more bearable. Doctors may also tell you that some forms of neuropathy can be cured but th

Our Series on Neuropathy: Part Two

published: May, 19, 2012 Categories // Health, Living with HIV

Guest writer and neuropathy expert Dave R. asks “Why Do People With HIV Suffer From Neuropathy?”

Our Series on Neuropathy: Part Two

It really does seem profoundly unfair: you've contracted HIV and have begun treatment; you may have sailed through to this point without too many problems, or you may have already been to hell and back dealing with secondary infections and psychological problems. Then, after you've been on the meds for some time, again you may have noticed no significant difference in your life, or may have suffered every side effect on the list. Eventually, for most people the situation tends to settle down a

What Is Neuropathy? A Growing Problem.

published: May, 12, 2012 Categories // Health, Living with HIV

Guest writer Dave R. is an expert on neuropathy because he suffers from it. In the first of a three part series, Dave explains how neuropathy is a growing problem amongst people with HIV.,

What Is Neuropathy? A Growing Problem.

Let's keep it simple here. If you've had neuropathy for some time, you'll already know what we're dealing with but if you're just beginning to encounter strange sensations in your feet or hands, or numbness which makes it feel like you've got wet sand in your socks when you walk, you may be wondering what on earth's happening to you. You may also be concerned that it's something that may happen to you in the future, or maybe already know a family member or friend with neuropathy and want to un